Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in June 2023
The Government of Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed June is Parks and Recreation Month!
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) invites all Saskatchewan communities, First Nations and Lottery-funded organizations to recognize Parks and Recreation Month this June! Designating June as Parks and Recreation Month is one small way to celebrate the benefits we get from parks and outdoor recreation spaces.
Please download and sign the Invitation to Celebrate, send it back to us by email, and share the key messages you see below, signifying that your community or organization supports Parks and Recreation Month!
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed that June is officially Parks and Recreation Month!
Use these promotional images when promoting Parks and Recreation Month in your newsletters or on social media.
Click here to access a shared folder where you can download all promotional images for this year's campaign.
Here are some key messages we'd like you to share with the promotional images provided above:
- The Sask Lotteries-funded parks and recreation delivery system provides thousands of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
- Parks are the heart of our communities in summer. They host our farmer’s markets, festivals, picnics, disc golf tournaments, celebrations of Pride and Indigenous peoples.
- Parks are good for your health! Doctors across Canada are writing park prescriptions to alleviate mental and physical illness.
- Participation in recreation strengthens volunteer networks, builds community pride, and engages residents in community development.
- Parks and recreation opportunities attract new residents and businesses to our neighbourhoods, enhance property values, and increase tourism.
- Sustained investment in parks and recreation programs reduces the costs of healthcare and social services for governments, municipalities, and employers.
- Our parks, trails and open spaces maintain clean air and water, ensure ecological sustainability, and preserve plant and animal biodiversity while providing opportunities to experience nature.
- Ancestral and contemporary Treaty relationships allow us to enjoy recreational pursuits on the lands we share, which are deeply rooted in traditional and cultural significance.
For More Information about Parks and Recreation Month, contact:
Christian Bates-Hardy (He/They)
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association